Coyotes Rob and Abandon Forty Foreigners in Urabá
When they were found, migrants from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, India, Ecuador, Pakistan, Eritrea and Cote d’Ivoire had not eaten for six days.
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caracol.com.co | April 17, 2018
Nearly forty foreigners were abandoned by the coyotes 6 days ago, after stealing all their belongings, reported the National Navy .
The Navy Coast Guard rescued these people in an area known as Yerba Santa , on the border between Antioquia and Chocó .
According to the authorities, when the migrants were found , including 5 minors and 3 women , they suffered from dehydration .
The National Navy moved them to the Coast Guard headquarters of the municipality of Turbo , in the Urabá area , where the doctors of the institution gave them attention.
The authorities admitted that the theft of money and belongings, and subsequent abandonment of migrants is the new way of deceiving the coyotes , who leave it on the beach with the promise that they have already arrived in the country of Panama or that someone else will pick them up to continue the journey.
The abandoned migrants were available to Migration Colombia officials , and they are from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, India, Ecuador, Pakistan, Cote d’Ivoire and Eritrea .